Very Rare and unusual 1921 Antique sweet cloth doll from Dean's Rag Book 16
This is a very rare and sweet doll made in England by the Deans Rag Book Co Ltd around 1921. Measuring approximately 16 high, this doll is made with a soft cloth body with a wire armature inside, and wooden lower arms and hands. The head is made of molded fabric and is jointed at the neck. She has the distinctive Dean's Rag molded mask face with a wonderful, detailed painted, sweet expression, showing a smiling closed mouth and gorgeous blue eyes. Her feet are printed and clearly marked on one'Made by Dean's Rag Book Co Ltd, Elephant and Castle, London SE1, Brit Patt. 178748', and on the other'"Evripoze" British Patent No 15138/21. On the back of the legs you can also read: Made in England by Dean's Rag Book Co Ltd, Hygienic stuffing, and on the other leg: drawing of two dogs playing, trade mark. The doll's body is in good condition for it's age showing some light stains to the fabric and one small hole on the back of stockinet body. This doll is wearing a beautiful dress that seems age appropriate but I cannot be sure if it's original. The dress is in very good condition except for a small tiny rip on the back that you hardly can see..
She is also wearing a sweet mohair wig that suits her very well but I'm also not sure if it's an earlier replacement or not. The wig is not permanently attached to the head (only attached with some tape) so you can easily remove it or you can glue it yourself permanently if you prefer.
This doll is overall in very good condition, considering her age, and has the sweetest child face that I've seen in this type of cloth dolls. Please take a careful look at the pictures, since they are also part of the description, and ask any questions if you need, I'll be happy to answer. The item "Very Rare and unusual 1921 Antique sweet cloth doll from Dean's Rag Book 16" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Cloth". The seller is "mystdesign" and is located in Amsterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Cloth
- Doll Size: 16 in
- Features: Antique
- Featured Refinements: Rag Doll